Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

They forming a carved image all of them emptiness; and their delights shall not profit, and they are their witnesses; they will not see and they will not know, so that they shall be ashamed.

New American Standard Bible

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

King James Version

They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Holman Bible

All who make idols are nothing,
and what they treasure does not profit.
Their witnesses do not see or know anything,
so they will be put to shame.

International Standard Version

Now, all the forming of images means nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their own witnesses cannot see, and they know nothing. So they will be put to shame.

A Conservative Version

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them vanity. And the things that they delight in shall not profit. And their own witnesses see not, nor know, that they may be put to shame.

American Standard Version

They that fashion a graven image are all of them vanity; and the things that they delight in shall not profit; and their own witnesses see not, nor know: that they may be put to shame.

Amplified

All who make graven idols are confusion, chaos, and worthlessness. Their objects (idols) in which they delight do not profit them, and their own witnesses (worshipers) do not see or know, so that they are put to shame.

Bible in Basic English

Those who make a pictured image are all of them as nothing, and the things of their desire will be of no profit to them: and their servants see not, and have no knowledge; so they will be put to shame.

Darby Translation

They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

King James 2000

They that make a graven image are all of them nothing; and their precious things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All those who form an idol [are] nothing, and their delightful things do not profit. And their witnesses do not see or know, so they will be ashamed.

Modern King James verseion

Those who make a graven image are all of them vanity; and the things in which they delight shall not help; and they are their own witnesses. They do not see nor know, that they may be ashamed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

All carvers of Images are but vain, and the carved images that they love can do no good. They must bear record themselves, that seeing they can neither see nor understand they shall be confounded.

NET Bible

All who form idols are nothing; the things in which they delight are worthless. Their witnesses cannot see; they recognize nothing, so they are put to shame.

New Heart English Bible

Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses do not see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.

The Emphasized Bible

The fashioners of an image - all of them, are emptiness, And, the things they delight in, cannot profit, - And, their, witnesses, they, neither see nor know, That they may be ashamed.

Webster

They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

World English Bible

Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.

Youngs Literal Translation

Framers of a graven image are all of them emptiness, And their desirable things do not profit, And their own witnesses they are, They see not, nor know, that they may be ashamed.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יצר 
Yatsar 
Usage: 62

פּסל 
Pecel 
Usage: 31

יעל 
Ya`al 
Usage: 23

עד 
`ed 
Usage: 69

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Idolatry Is Ridiculous

8 Ye shall not tremble, and ye shall not be afraid: did I not from thence cause thee to hear? and I announced, and ye my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? and no rock; I knew not 9 They forming a carved image all of them emptiness; and their delights shall not profit, and they are their witnesses; they will not see and they will not know, so that they shall be ashamed. 10 Who formed a god and a carved molten image, profiting for nothing?


Cross References

Isaiah 41:24

Behold, ye are from nothing, and your work no more: an abomination he will choose in you.

Psalm 97:7

All serving a carved thing shall be ashamed, they boasting themselves in nothings; worship to him, all ye Gods.

Isaiah 41:29

Behold, all of them, nothing; their works are no more: wind and emptiness are their libations.

Deuteronomy 27:15

Cursed the man, who shall make a graven and molten thing, an abomination of Jehovah, the work of the hand of the artificer, and put it in hiding: and all the people answered and said, Amen.

Judges 10:14

Go and cry to the gods, which ye chose among them; they shall save for you in time of your straits.

1 Kings 18:26-40

And they will take the bullock which was given to them, and do, and they will call upon the name of Baal, from morning even to noon, saying, O Baal, answer us. And no voice, and none answered. And they will leap upon the altar which was made.

Psalm 115:8

They making them shall be as they; all that trusted in them.

Psalm 135:18

They making them shall be as they: every one who trusted in them.

Isaiah 2:20-21

In that day man shall cast the nothings of his silver and the nothings of his gold which they made for him to worship, to the digging of moles and to bats.

Isaiah 37:18-20

Indeed, O Jehovah, the kings of Assur laid waste all the lands, and their land;

Isaiah 42:18

Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, to see.

Isaiah 43:8

Bring forth the blind people, and there are eyes; and the deaf, and ears to them.

Isaiah 44:18

They will not know, and they will not discern: he spread over their eyes from seeing; their heart from considering.

Isaiah 44:20

He fed upon ashes: a deceived heart turned him away, and he shall not deliver his soul, and he shall not say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

Isaiah 45:20

Assemble ye together and come; draw ye near together, the escaped of the nations: they knew not lifting up the wood of their carved image, and praying to God he will not save.

Isaiah 46:1-2

Bel bent; Nebo bowed down; their images were for the beast and for the cattle: your gifts were carried; a lifting up to the weary.

Isaiah 46:6-7

Squandering gold out of the bag and they will weigh silver in the balance, they will hire a founder, and he will make it a god: they will fall down, they will also worship

Jeremiah 2:11

Did a nation change their gods, and they no gods? and my people changed their glory for what will not profit

Jeremiah 2:27-28

Saying to the wood, Thou my father; and to the stone, Thou didst bring me forth: for they turned to me the back of the neck and not their face: and in the time of their evil they will say, Arise, and save us.

Jeremiah 10:3-8

For the laws of the peoples, this vanity: for they cut down a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.

Jeremiah 10:14-15

Every man was brutish from knowledge: every founder was ashamed from his carved image; for his molten image a falsehood, and no spirit in them.

Jeremiah 14:22

Is there among the vanities of the nations those causing ruin? and if the heavens will give showers? Art not thou he, Jehovah our God? And we will wait for thee: for thou didst make all these.

Jeremiah 16:19-20

O Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in days of straits, to thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers inherited falsehood, vanity, and no receiving profit in them.

Daniel 5:23

And against the Lord of the heavens thou didst lift up thyself; and for the vessels of his house they brought before thee, and thou and thy nobles, and thy wives, and thy concubines, drinking wine in them; and to the gods of silver and gold, brass, iron, wood, and stone, who see not, and hear not, and know not, thou didst praise: and to the God whom thy breath in his hand, and all thy ways to him, thou didst not honor.

Daniel 11:38

And to the God of fortresses he shall do honor upon his place: and to a god which his fathers knew not he shall do honor with gold and with silver, and with precious stone, and with desires.

Hosea 8:4-6

They made kings, and not from me: and they made princes, and I knew not: their silver and their gold they made to them images to cut off.

Habakkuk 2:18-20

What profited the carved image that he forming it carved it? the molten image and he teaching falsehood, that the former of his forming trusted upon it to make nothings being dumb?

Romans 1:22

Declaring themselves to be wise, they were fools,

1 Corinthians 8:4

Concerning food therefore of sacrifices to idols, we know that an idol nothing in the world, and that none other God but one.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the God of this world blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the enlightening of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.

Ephesians 4:18

Being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God by ignorance being in them, by the hardness of their heart;

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were then darkness, and now light in the Lord: walk ye as children of light:

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